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** CRITICAL ** Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - VK000240GWJPD,VK000480GWJPE,VK000960GWJPF,VK001920GWJPH,VK003840GWJPK,MK000240GWKVK,MK000480GWJPN,MK000960GWJPP and MK001920GWJPQ Drives

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Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG2(27 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.compsig (2.2 KB)
File name: firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.rpm (4.1 MB)
This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: VK000240GWJPD,VK000480GWJPE,VK000960GWJPF,VK001920GWJPH,VK003840GWJPK,MK000240GWKVK,MK000480GWJPN,MK000960GWJPP and MK001920GWJPQ Drives

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

aec05def14869fbf5f3126fefe91afb38ebe03c40fb43f3b4dc878cfd5411efd rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.compsig
5aa03b48fc2a61ed827ea84d5eccf817db331bb19b08e2d3e03b9b0c06b558cf rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - VK000240GWJPD,VK000480GWJPE,VK000960GWJPF,VK001920GWJPH,VK003840GWJPK,MK000240GWKVK,MK000480GWJPN,MK000960GWJPP and MK001920GWJPQ Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     
HPG2

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG2

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG1

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:  
     None 

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixes an issue where the drive may become unresponsive and stop functioning under certain initial usage conditions (eg, idle, low workloads, or continuous system reboot).

Known Issues:
     None


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Version:HPG2(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.

◾ Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 controller.


Version:HPG3(B) (11 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Firmware version HPG3 addresses the following issues:

  • Corrects the potential for drives to become unresponsive. For details about this issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin: HPE ​Solid ​State ​Drives ​(SSD) ​- ​SSD ​FIRMWARE ​UPGRADE ​REQUIRED ​to ​Prevent ​a ​Higher ​Than ​Expected ​Failure ​Rate ​Noted ​on ​Certain ​Model ​SSD ​Drives: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00048133en_us.   
  • Improves drive reliability by including the latest firmware maintenance updates.
     
    After HPG3 firmware is downloaded to the drive, the new HPG3 firmware will be active on the drive. The new drive bootloader code will be activated after the next drive power cycle.

Version:HPG2 (27 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.


Type: Firmware - SATA Storage Disk
Version: HPG2(27 Feb 2018)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
OS Independent
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

This Smart Component provides firmware for the following drive models: VK000240GWJPD,VK000480GWJPE,VK000960GWJPF,VK001920GWJPH,VK003840GWJPK,MK000240GWKVK,MK000480GWJPN,MK000960GWJPP and MK001920GWJPQ Drives

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

aec05def14869fbf5f3126fefe91afb38ebe03c40fb43f3b4dc878cfd5411efd rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.compsig
5aa03b48fc2a61ed827ea84d5eccf817db331bb19b08e2d3e03b9b0c06b558cf rpm/RPMS/x86_64/firmware-hdd-aef2a690c9-HPG2-1.1.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:

Updating firmware by installing the rpm:

  • Install the firmware rpm using the command:  rpm -ivh <rpm_filename>.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' location.
  • The CP<nnnnnn>.scexe script is located in the 'scexe-compat' folder. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the first step above.  
  • To install firmware, you can execute ONE of the following commands:
    • ./CP<nnnnnn>.scexe in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/scexe-compat' location (OR)
    • ./setup in the '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.
  • To uninstall the rpm, run the command: rpm -e <rpm_package_name>, which is the rpm filename without the '.rpm' extension.

Updating firmware without installing the rpm:

  • Extract the contents of the rpm using the command: rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id.  This extracts the contents of the rpm to 'usr' folder in the current directory.
  • Navigate to the 'usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' location and run ./setup to update the firmware. The actual name of the 'firmware-hdd-<xxxxxxxxxx>-*' folder is based on the version of the rpm installed in the step above.
  • The results of the firmware upgrade are saved to the Component.log file, located in the /var/cpq/ directory.

Additional Information:

Installing the firmware rpm package (rpm -ivh) does not update the firmware.  It merely extracts the rpm content to the local system. Updating the firmware on the local system requires following the above outlined steps.

To use Smart Update Manager from the Service Pack for ProLiant:

Offline:

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Utility for Windows.
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages on the USB key.
  • Boot from the newly created Service Pack for Proliant USB key.
  • Follow Smart Update Manager steps to complete firmware update.

Online:

  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the ROM update.)
  • Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /packages.
  • Run launch_sum.sh script which is found in the root of the ISO.

Follow the instructions on the screen.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Notes:

Deliverable Name:
      Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux (x64) - VK000240GWJPD,VK000480GWJPE,VK000960GWJPF,VK001920GWJPH,VK003840GWJPK,MK000240GWKVK,MK000480GWJPN,MK000960GWJPP and MK001920GWJPQ Drives

Release Version and/or Date:
     
HPG2

Last Recommended or Critical Version:
     HPG2

Previous Version of Firmware:
     HPG1

Firmware Dependency:  
     None 

Enhancements/New Features:  
     None 

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixes an issue where the drive may become unresponsive and stop functioning under certain initial usage conditions (eg, idle, low workloads, or continuous system reboot).

Known Issues:
     None


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.

Revision History

Version:HPG2(B) (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to an HPE Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or an HPE ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the SPP and HP SUM.

◾ Added support for HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 controller.


Version:HPG3(B) (11 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Firmware version HPG3 addresses the following issues:

  • Corrects the potential for drives to become unresponsive. For details about this issue, refer to HPE Customer Bulletin: HPE ​Solid ​State ​Drives ​(SSD) ​- ​SSD ​FIRMWARE ​UPGRADE ​REQUIRED ​to ​Prevent ​a ​Higher ​Than ​Expected ​Failure ​Rate ​Noted ​on ​Certain ​Model ​SSD ​Drives: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00048133en_us.   
  • Improves drive reliability by including the latest firmware maintenance updates.
     
    After HPG3 firmware is downloaded to the drive, the new HPG3 firmware will be active on the drive. The new drive bootloader code will be activated after the next drive power cycle.

Version:HPG2 (27 Feb 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

  • Online firmware flashing of drives attached to a Smart Array controller running in Zero Memory (ZM) mode or a ProLiant host bus adapter (HBA) is NOT supported. Only offline firmware flashing of drives is supported for these configurations.
  • Online drive firmware update available for Smart Array Controllers configured in systems running supported Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware environments. All other OSes would require an offline update using the Service Pack for Proliant and Smart Update Manager.